We take great pride in the thoroughness and personalized attention we give you at your initial appointment. Each patients individual concerns and needs are taken into consideration in working with you and your general dentist to help you achieve predictable oral health. Please allow 45 minutes for this appointment.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options as well as a complete periodontal evaluation which involves a comprehensive periodontal charting using the Florida Probe electronic charting system. Again, this time is for us to get to know you, what you want, what you care about and what your concerns are for your oral and periodontal health.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination may be necessary for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.